Healthcare Coverage for Transgender Employees

December 2012

Following an extensive internal review of health benefits along with discussions with transgender advocates, OHSU is increasing access to medically necessary care for transgender employees.The change extends coverage for care related to gender transition. It also helps ensure barriers are removed when transgender individuals seek insurance coverage for health treatments related to, or unrelated to, their transgender status.

"One of OHSU's core missions is to be a diverse organization that nurtures a community of inclusion," said Norwood Knight-Richardson, M.D., M.A., M.B.A., OHSU senior vice president and chief administrative officer. "Expanding services to include transgender benefits affirms our commitment to further enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment at OHSU." 

Read the OHSU News Release

Media Coverage

"OHSU extends coverage to transgender workers" Portland Business Journal

"OHSU Announces Trans-Inclusive Healthcare for Employees" PQ Monthly

"Oregon Health & Sciences University Improves Transgender Coverage" The Skanner